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    February 25, 2013
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time. we will investigate this. northbound 280 getting up to highway 17. this mornings commute looks good if you are driving on the sunol grade. southbound 680 traffic is moving along nicely. at 5:57 let's go back to the desk. coming up next four family members missing after a boat trip in san mateo county. ktvu tara moriarty just received new information from the coast guard. also plenty of surprises at the oscars. the academy awards big winners and big losers. good morning. weak system coming in. will temperatures cool down a little bit or is there more warmer weather on the way?
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a sailboat goes missing off the coast. a family of four is stranded. we just spoke to the coast guard. we'll tell you what they are saying about the latest search efforts under way. big announcements from the vatican over night as the pope gets ready to step down. relive from sunnyvale where yahoo will put a controversial policy in place. i thank everyone in the movie, worked on the movie, did anything on this movie.
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>> hollywood wraps up its award season. ktvu channel 2 news continues. we are ready. good morning it's monday, february 25th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. it's warm. it will warmer. >> by the e. of the week. the end of the week looks really warm. there is no rain in sight that is for sure. temperatures 30s and 40s. still cold inland for some. weak little system there just a few high clouds. maybe patchy low clouds. 50s to mid 60s. here is sal. all right. we have an injury accident in san francisco at the corner of lake mersaid and sunset. we'll tell you about 80 westbound as you drive on the east shore freeway getting busy. bay bridge also getting busier as we get after 6:00. another update soon. now back to the desk.
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thank you, sal. we begin with developing news this morning. a coast guard is searching for four family members who we first reported missing off the san mateo county coast. ktvu tara moriarty joins us now. tara, you just got new information from the coast guard. >> yes. we just got off the phone with a coast guard. here's the thing they don't know where the people were from. there are no reports of missing people off the coast in california. it could possibly be from hawaii. they don't even know where they were headed. it's supposed to be about 50 miles southwest of santa cruz at the moment. and last night around 4:30 their distress call came in. their 29-foot craft was taking in water and they had no lifeboats on board. they were going to string a cooler and life ring together. we learned there was a mother, father, and four-year-old son on board as well as a cousin who was under the age of eight. >> we have a 130 on scene and
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we have the coast guard cutter turn on scene. they are conducting search patterns and at first light we'll have one of the 55 helicopters wept to refuel they will be getting back up after first light as well as the 60 helicopter from the 129th rescue wing. and i believe around 6:00 so hopefully soon we will be getting the 210-foot cutter the coast guard cutter alert that is stationed out of port angeles washington. >> reporter: now high winds and rough seas kick in over the weekend and warnings went out but it is possible if this family was from out of the area they had no idea. coming up we will tell you what their chances of survival are. i'm tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. we are also tracking over night news in sonoma county where a fire caused about $50,000 in damage to a roanoke park home. you can see the huge flames in this video. that fire at an empty home on
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alma avenue started at about 11:30 last night. the cause of the fire still under investigation. time now 6:03. new this morning two big announcements from the vatican just days before the pope officially steps down. this morning britain's top catholic lyric announced he's resigning after being accused of misconduct. minutes later the pope also made a big announcement. coming up at 6:15 we will bring you a live report on all of these new developments. congress is getting back to work today before $85 billion in automatic spending cuts begin friday. the cuts are known as the sequester. they would furlough federal workers like food inspectors and airport tsa workers. meaning you'd be paying more for beef and chicken and also face delays at airports. the sequester is delayed the budget dispute between president obama and congressional republicans. >> these cuts tonight have to happen. congress can turn them off any time with just a little
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compromise. >> i won't put all the blame on the president of the united states. but the president leads. the president should be calling us over somewhere. camp david, the white house, somewhere. and us sitting down and trying to avert these cuts. >> now without a compromise, major things like defense funding, unemployment benefits, and much more will also be cut. a dispute among lawmakers over records of private gun sales is holding up a bipartisan compromise when it comes to expanding background checks. requiring background checks for all firearms is a key part of the president's plan to curb gun violence. the checks are currently only required for sales at federally licensed dealers but not at private sales. a candle light vigil is being hold in pleasant hill to honor victims of the newtown school. the bell will toll 26 times to honor each of the victims killed when the gunman opened
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fire on teachers and students at the elementary school in connecticut. now that vigil will be held at 6:30 tonight at the corner of gregory lane and cleveland road. right in front of city hall. people who attend also plan to show support for the president's gun control proposal. your time is 6:05. employees of yahoo have been able to unjoy a benefit that google and facebook workers have not had. now they are being told it will come to an end in a few weeks. ktvu janine de la vega is joining us live. she is at yahoo headquarters now. what is going on? >> reporter: there is a lot of chatter online on blogs and twitter about this latest move from yahoo. one person on twitter wrote that ceo marissa meyer work from home ban is not what she should be doing. here's a portion of it which says quote it is critical that we are all present in our
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offices. some of the best decisions and insights come from hallway and cafeteria discussions, meeting new people, and impromptu team meetings. speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home. that memo came out on friday. hundreds of employees are frustrated and upset because they were initially hired from the understanding they could work more flexibly. one person we spoke to this morning said that working from home ban was a bad move. >> i don't think that bringing people to work every day will increase productivity. it will increase cost on the employees side. that employers side. that will create a lot of discomfort is and hardship for the employees. >> reporter: on twitter some people are calling it a bad move and a step backwards. other companies started encouraging yahoo employees to come work for them because they have flexible work policies. the new policy takes effect in
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june and basically suggests that if employees are not comfortable with it, maybe they should look elsewhere for work. we will be monitoring what people are saying on twitter coming up on mornings on 2 and we're also going to see if we can try to find any yahoo employees or friends of friends to get opinions on that. reporting live from sunnyvale janine de la vega. first lady michelle obama delivered some big news at last mights objection car ceremony. >> and the oscar goes to, argo. [ applause ] >> they delivered the news that argo the story of the 1979 iranian crisis took home the big prize. it was the first oscar win since taking home the best original screen play oscar back in 1998. a gold statue also went home with jennifer lawrence for best actress. daniel day-lewis for best actor
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in lincoln. and ang lee for best director. adele for best original song. time now 6:08. we've got to go to sal first. that crash on sunset in san francisco. what do you know? >> just right around the corner from sunset where sunset turns into lake mer said there. there is an injury accident. they've had two medic units called the scene. if you are driving out to the lull high school area. that will impede your drive in san francisco. please give yourself extra time. you might want to stay to 19th avenue and avoid sunset for the time being. let's go out and westbound bay bridge the traffic here is moving along little bit slowly
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westbound and as you get into san francisco it does get better on the upper deck of the bay bridge. san jose southbound northbound 280 traffic looks good getting up to highway 17. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. we have a weak system coming by. it's not doing much. it might cool us down a little bit. mostly sunny. a little breeze picking up. patchy low clouds around. a very, very quiet week. in fact getting warmer toward the middle and end of the week. next rain around march 5th. today though looks okay. mostly clear. cool to cold. here's some cold readings inland. a lot of 30s. even the windchill at san jose is 34. cool to mild today. we will bring temps down slightly. a little bit of a weak system coming in. mostly sunny expect for patchy low clouds and a few high clouds. there is really not much to talk about. in fact, warmer weather kicks in wednesday and really carries into thursday and friday. i think it will extend also into saturday.
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low to mid 70nd are deaf -- 70s are definitely possible. 35 santa rosa. napa airport at 33 degrees. san francisco at warmest at 45. 38 san jose. walnut creek 41. that system right in the middle of the country there. there is plenty to talk about. for us though everything is good to go. sunshine today. mostly sunny. few high clouds a little breezy at times. it will be more of a westerly breeze. after the system kind of falls apart. 50s and 60s. kind of a quiet pattern. slightly below average to near average on the temps. they will stay this way. and warmer weather kicks in thursday, friday, and saturday. >> oh my goodness.
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thank you, steve. 6:11 is the time. oakland couple missing in peru. why there are growing concerns for their safety. also random searchers find more horse meat in a popular retail store chain. the popular item off the menu. why your taxes could be going up if you live in the south bay. medications?
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welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news.
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6:14 is the time. new this morning nippon airway has canceled all of its flights until the end of may. that means they would have canceled 600 flights of its boeing 787. boeing will have to compensate airlines for canceled flights. they grounded all the dream liners last month after a series of problems. ikea is part of a food scandal after horse meat in its meet ball -- meat balls. fortunately the problem was found before any meat balls were sold. it does not appear any tainted meat balls were shipped here to the united states. the random checks of meat began across europe last month. 6:19. new this morning secretary of state john kerry is on his
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first overseas trip and he has met with british prime minister. kerry will also fly to france, germany, egypt, and saudi arabia. he's also due to two to rome this week to attend a conference on the violence in syria. just days before the pope officially steps down, there is a brand new controversy in the catholic church. britain's top cardinal was forced to resign early. ktvu kyla campbell is live in our washington, d.c. newsroom. kyla. >> reporter: a lot of developments coming out of the vatican. let's sort through them. first the pope is supposed to meet with three top cardinals today. those three cardinals offer -- altered a 300 page report. it deals with corruption inside
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the vatican. the cardinals that wrote that report says clergy took part in homosexual -- now italian media is reporting a direct tie between that report and the pope deciding to retire although he does continue to site health reasons. the pope is debating sharing that report with other cardinals or leaving that decision up to the next pope. this comes after the vatican spokesperson held a news conference a couple hours ago. britain's top cardinal is being forced into early resignation after a younger clergy claims o'brien made homosexual advances toward them. that is video from the news conference this morning. it was given in italian. right now an english speaking priest is working on a summary no english. we are working out to a u.s. conference of catholic bishops.
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so far we have not heard back. live in washington kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. the u.s. state department has joined the search for an oakland couple missing in south america. jamie neil and garrett hand began a bike tour of peru in november. they kept in constant contact with family members and friends through a facebook page. but those posts abruptly stopped on january 25th when they arrived in lema. memorial services are scheduled today for ten-month- old angel lagrand. sheriffs deputies found her body in a field. the discovery comes two weeks after she disappeared. her father is facing kidnapping and murder charges in her death. investigators say jesus told family members he had told
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family members he had take ton the baby to disney land. the san jose city council is thinking about three different taxes to pay the cost of fixing roads. they include a quarter cent or half cent sales tax. they may also ask voters to approve a $295 million bond measure that would cost the average homeowner about $100 a year. 6:19 is the time. back over to sal who is keeping an eye on highway 24. how does it look? >> it looks all right. it's getting a little more crowded. westbound 24 as you drive through you will see traffic is that is moving along relatively well. it's getting more crowded. we have a bigger backup. it is backed up about to the foot of the mccarthur maze. it's about a 15 minute delay. if you are driving in hayward from hayward to fremont we are lookings at the traffic time there. southbound 880 it is backed up from 238 or the backup from 238 to mowry is about 14 minutes.
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i should say the traffic time between 238 to mowry is about 14 minutes. now let's go to steve. thank you. a very good morning. mostly clear. a few high clouds. a few patches of low clouds. a very quiet end of february. a full moon is today. 12:26 p.m.. but today maybe a little cooler than sunday. just because we have a little cool front sliding by. rainfall. everything was awesome as we hit december. and the tap was turned off in january and also in february. we are now 80% of normal. 83% in san francisco. san jose only 74%. today frank the high was 60. today we will go 58. a few shy clouds. a little bit of patchy low clouds.
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30s for some. cold novato. napa 33 degrees. there is really chilly readings here. this system will cool us down slightly today. there is no sign of any rain. not even until march 5th or 6th. mostly sunny and a dry forecast ends this month which will go down as one of the driest. top 15 i believe. mostly sunny. morning high clouds. 60s for a few. occupier 50s for others. a little bit more of an on shore breeze. that will bring the coast and bay temperatures down slightly. sunshine and warmer weather. severe clear kicks in. apple started cellingiphones in india but now it's aggressively pushing sales. that could send change in
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stratify for apple which now only targeted china and hong kong. the mountain view based foundation plans to launch -- they will debut in several south american and european countries. 13 phone companies around the world including the parent of t mobile u.s. committed to selling fire fox phones. more strange animals showing up at homes around the bay area. you will find out why in a ktvu special report. new details surrounding arrest of east bay wrapper mc hammer. how the dublin police department is responding.
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welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. new details about the arrest of east bay rapper mc hammer. dublin police issued a press release saying it began as a traffic stop late thursday because the car he was driving had expired registration. he refused to exit the vehicle but after a short argument he finally got out. he was arrested for obstructing and resisting the officer.
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mc hammer claims the officer is guilty of racial profiling. the bay area has become a hot spot for the illegal trade of exotic animals. remember the kay men known as mr. teeth recently made headlines when it was guarding a stash of drugs. fish and wildlife wardens say there are exotic animals everywhere you look in the bay area. they are finding snakes, hedgehogs, turtles, baby alligators, bob cats, and plenty more. >> it's pretty constant i would say. the demand for these kind of animals just kind of keeps ongoing. people are ill galty of them. the dangerousness. the uniqueness of them. >> they are making pretty decent money on selling them. it's worth a chance to them. >> buyers and sellers of exotic pets can face jail time but most of the time they are just getting a fine. let's check in with sal again. it's 6:26 right now.
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sal, you were talking about one accident in san francisco. it sounds like there is another injury crash. >> it's thecorner of bryant street at mariposa. right here on the map. there is a crash involving a bicyclist and a car. fire department and medics are on the way. it's a good area to avoid. let's take a look at the sunol grade. 680 southbound traffic does look good heading down past mission boulevard. let's go to steve. partly cloudy for some near the coast. a little bit of patchy fog but it's cold inland. alex savidge ktvu reporter says steve, a series says 32. it's 32 in novato. 33 in napa. it's cold for some. livermore, concord, 40s near the coast. a couple 30s. it's cold. mostly clear today and patchy low clouds on the coast. a little cooler there. 50s and 60s pam. coming up on 6:30 right
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now. and coming up next award season wrapped up with the biggest ceremony of them all. we will go live to hollywood. the air national guard joins the search for a family missing off the coast in their sungen sailboat. we will tell you their last words to the coast guard next.
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bell ringing right on time. the opening bell there this morning. it looks like it will be a pretty good day and stocks were up over night in asia and this morning in europe. and there on the nasdaq that is gabe yell's angel d -- gabrielle's angel foundation. we will get you all the business news coming up. >> we will smile and say g to you. thank you for joining us here. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news brand new day it's monday,
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february 25th i'm dave clark. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. time now 6:30. >> we are beginning with developing news. coast guard very busy searching for four missing family members including two children. their sailboat started taking on water off the san mateo county coast. tara moriarty has been on this since 4:30 this morning. you are there to tell us what the coast guard is saying now. >> reporter: the coast forward will be deploying helicopter pretty shortly here as well as the air national guard. as we take a look at video from chopper 2 there are a couple helicopters there. we understand one of them will be deployed to the area where the people went missing. the coast guard has a couple of boats. they were able to secure a 210- foot cutter out of washington state that happened to be in the area. the family's sailboat is believed to be missing 50 miles southwest of santa cruz. last night around 4:30 this distress call came in. their 29-foot craft was taking in water and had no lifeboats
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on board. so they were going to string a cooler and a life ring together. we've learned there was a mother, father, their four-year- old son on board as well as a cousin who was under the age of eight. >> chances that survival rate is based on a calculation. that calculation is based on the persons height, weight, what they are wearing. average for an adult is usually around 12 hours. far child 4-6. just depending on how much the child weighs. especially with the rough state. the gail force winds and swells going on. it doesn't help the situation. >> now here's the thing the coast guard does not have any reports of missing people. they don't know who these people are. they don't even know where they were headed. high winds and rough seas kicked in over the weekend. it is possible if this family was from out of the area they had absolutely no idea.
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now coming up we will tell you what the coast guard wants to make sure that every family has on board you set sail. live i'm tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. sonoma county home went up in flames over night. alex savidge is there in roanoke park with information on how much damage the fire caused and video of the flames that you will only see here on ktvu. alex. >> reporter: firefighters tell me this place has been vacant for the past three months or so. this morning investigators are still trying to reach the owner of this home who lives out of town. you can see here the place is all taped off. the fire first broke out here in what was the garage and it quickly spread to the house itself. crews came here and saw huge flames pouring from the house. this home is on the 7100 block of alma avenue. 15 fire tighters came here. they came from roanoke park. they were able to knock down the flames in just about 25 minutes. the fire destroyed the garage
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and did more than $50,000 in damage. thankfully though no firefighters were injured here. but as we bring you back out here to a live picture from the scene investigators do plan to come back out here as the sun begins to rise once they get more light. they will gather more evidence out here and try to pinpoint an exact cause for this fire. i did ask a firefighter that i spoke with earlier this morning if there was any indication someone had been living here. maybe squatters in the home. he tells me it doesn't look like it because the home was all locked up. that happened just before noon yesterday in the tenderloin neighborhood. these are photos from ktvu viewer showing smoke pouring out of that building. you can see the street just completely blocked with smoke. firefighters say it appears that fire started in a
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restaurant below the apartment. time is 6:34. governor jerry brown will be meeting with the president at the white house. they are expected to talk about the federal spending cuts scene how it could effect government workers, schools, and many other programs. vice president joe biden will be at the meeting. >> when we work together democrats and republicans, north, south, east, and west we can accomplish so much more than we can on our own. >> last night governor brown was also at the governors din aerothe the white house. the president urged all the leader there is to work with him to solve the nations problems. president obama did not mention those spending cuts but said they have a lot of work that still needs to be done. from the red carpet to the big win ups it was a night of
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movie magic at the oscars. paul is in hollywood. just down from where all the action was with more on the performance of host. paul. >> reporter: i'll tell you what, pam, the party is just winding down here in hollywood. they did a good job at the oscars. pulling in a lot of stars to become presenters. a lot of the stars were nominated. on hollywood's biggest night even first time oscar host seth mcfar land seemed a bit star struck. >> you guys have made beautiful inspiring movies. i made ted. >> reporter: to present the biggest award of the night michelle obama made alive appearance from the white house. >> and the oscar goes to. argo. >> reporter: the film set during the iranian hostage crisis was also recognizerd for
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editing -- recognized for editing and adeptive screen play. >> i want to thank canada and our friends in iran. >> reporter: lest misrule also won three oscars. >> thank you movie god. >> reporter: daniel day-lewis became the first person to win three times in the lead actor category. >> since we got married 16 years ago my wife rebecca has lived with very strange men. >> reporter: jennifer lawrence tripped over her dress to accept the award for best actress. >> you guys are just standing up because you feel bad i fell that is really embarrassing but thank you. >> reporter: django unchained
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took hem two oscar -- took home two cars. sky fall that sets a new record here. there was a long streak where a james bond movie has not won an academy award. it goes back to 1966 and thunder ball for visual effects. back to you pam. >> all right, thank you, paul for that update. it was also a big night for our neighbors emery vail based pixar. its movie brave took home best animated feature film. this marks the studios seventh win since the award was handed out in 2002. pixar expected to hold a press conference this afternoon. >> they hit a bulls eye with that report. [ laughter ] let's check in with sal. get you moving. how is the east shore holding up? >> it's a little slower now. west 80 as you head out to the mccarthur maze you see more slow traffic. especially in the richmond area. when you get to the bay bridge there will be a backup of about
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15-20 minutes. it's backed up to the foot of the mccarthur maze. we are full strength at the toll plaza. you will be waiting a bit before you get in. san francisco we do have a crash reported at the corner of bryant and mariposa. . let's go to steve. sal, thank you. we have mostly clear skies pap little bit of patchy low clouds on the coast. it's cold inland. even the coast is on the chilly to cold side as well. 30s and 40s there. so even though it's mostly clear and a little bit of patchy low clouds around. mostly sunny. a little breezy. but a cold morning very quiet week. it will be getting warmer later. next rain may be around march 6th. i know. kind of crazy. mostly sunny on this monday. it's a dry pattern. again this system that comes in doesn't have a lot to it. everything continues to go up and over it. if you can wait until wednesday sunshine and warmer temps with 70s on the high side.
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mostly clear. patchy low clouds. it will be sunny and breezy. cool to mild today. 60 in san francisco yesterday. going 58 today. it was a little increase in some of the low cloud deck. 54. we will go 58. down two and some of that patchy low clouds. water temps really cold. upper 40s to low 50s. not much left of that system right there. 30s and 40s. i know not far away from that antioch reading of 40. it's colder than that. san jose windchill is 34. there is novato 32. napa 33. santa rosa 35. there is chilly, chilly cold readings. not much left of this system as it marchs off and falls apart over us. mostly sunny. a few low clouds and high clouds. over all i think the breeze takes the edge off the high temps today. still pretty nice inland. maybe down one or two degrees. more of that patchy low cloud deck in there. not much change through tuesday and wednesday. everything says building and high pressure and sunshine and
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warmer weather. 6:40 is the time. major disaster and billions at stake. we'll have more on the civil trial that just got under way and how much bp could lose in connection with that deadly oil rig explosion nearly three years ago. and live in san francisco. if you drove by the embarcadero you know about the construction going on. one of the buildings this one behind me is almost done for phase one. we'll tell grow about -- tell you about it coming up. westbound 24 looks pretty good as you drive between walnut creek and oakland.
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good morning. mostly clear. patchy low clouds. few high clouds. it's mainly clear and cold inland. 50s and 60s. welcome back. good morning, to you. here's a quick look at some of the top stories we're following for you right now at 6:44. these are live pictures. these are coast guard helicopters. the coast guard is searching for two missing adults and two children. first reported missing off the san mateo county coast. now again these pecktures -- pictures are from news chopper 2 and moffett field. the air national guard is getting ready to help out in the search. the four family members abandoned ship. their sailboat started taking on water yesterday evening. tara moriarty who has been on
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this since 4:30 will have new information for you at the top of the hour. also britain's top catholic lyric cardinal keith o'brien is stepping down. he's accused of misconduct. he says he will no longer join the conclave of cardinals that will elect the next pope. this morning the pope changed the conclave rules. yahoo says by june the remote working option for its employees will stop. employees who don't want to work in the office are told to find a job some place else. yahoo officials say and i'm quoting speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home. a new cruise terminal is about to open up in san francisco. brian. >> reporter: hi, pam. good morning. a lot of construction along pier 27 behind me. especially on the inside of
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this very beautiful pier. but cruise ships are expected to use this but from about march until october this is the official headquarters of the america's cup. this basically completes phase one of the project which will allow for the building to be used for america's cups events. the finish line will not be too far from here either. ribbon cutting ceremony will take place and mayor ed lee will be here tomorrow morning around 11:30 to officially open the building. as we mentioned still a lot of construction to complete the second phase take place during the coming months which will include retail, landscaping, and finishing off the parking area at the pier. and itaipu clouds finishing the inside details of the building. officials say that once the cruise ship terminal is complete it will be a 21st century state of the art experience. but again, ribbon cutting ceremony tomorrow morning at 11:30. mayor ed lee is supposed to be
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here to officially open pier 27. at least this building. we are live in san francisco i'm brian flores ktvu channel 2 news. happening now a high stake civil trial for the gulf oil spill is officially under way. a federal judge from new orleans will hear several hours of opening statements by lawyers from both sides involved in the 2010 gulf oil spill that killed 11 workers. the judge not a jury will decide how much money bp will have to pay. it could face fines of $17 billion which would make it the biggest civil sign in history. investigators are stepping up their search for a suspect in the las vegas shooting that killed an aspiring rapper from oakland. they have identified harris as a suspect in the gunfight. harris fired several rounds into a ma are di that clutch was driving. harris has an extensive criminal history that includes
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arrest for sexual assault, robbery, and kidnapping. one of america's richest men will be the featured speakers at stanford graduation ceremony in june. michael bloomberg will be the featured commencement speaker this year. in addition to being the mayor of new york city he is the founder of the technology company bloomberg lp. he has been named as a possible candidate of governor of new york or presidential candidate. stanford will celebrate its commencement weekend in the middle of june. a tunnel project designed to keep drivers safe on devils slide will open soon. the twin tunnels are going through final safety tests this week. they will replace a section of highway 1 near pacifica. known for landslides. the 4200-foot tunnels are described as different than anything seen in america. they have shiny white walls. several cameras and ten fireproof shelters. they will connect to two bridges 125 feet high and about
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1,000 feet long. let's check back in with sal who is checking on the south bay. how does it look? >> it looks all right. we do have a little bit offshore traffic out there -- little bit -- little bit of slow traffic out there. livermore valley we have a lot of slow traffic coming in this morning. from the altamont pass over to 680. no major problems. hayward to fremont we are getting more slowing. although delays are not really big. let's go to the bay bridge toll plaza. that is backed up for a 20-25 minute delay already. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. we have patchy low clouds. kind of moving around. getting helped by a weak, weak cold mont. coast and bay getting a little bit of that low cloud deck. it will be a little cooler coast and bay. this system not doing much inland. a lot of 30-degree readings. we could use rain. there is nothing in site for
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awhile. everybody is now below 100% and dropping fast. san jose at 74%. san francisco 83% for the season. and 88 in santa rosa. we were really doing well in october, november, and december. things have turned on a dime. the system kind of ushering in. water temps are very, very cold. 49-50 degrees. it doesn't take much to get that fog to form. 30s and 40s. frost on the rooftops. it's quiet here. down the deep south and that system in the middle of the country. there is snow on the backside of it. more. they just had some last week. this pattern will continue for the next even days. everything will be to the north or east or south of us. just not here. no sign of any rain this week. there are signs of very warm temps by the end of the week though. mostly sunny. a few high clouds. but after that burns off 250s and -- 50s and 60s. a little cooler for some.
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i don't think there will be much change. lowe's home improvement stores says cleanup efforts after super storm sandy helped boost fourth quarter revenues. lowe's profits totaled $188 million. revenue -- lowe's bigger rival home depot reports its quarterly earnings tomorrow. boy he is -- is that a woman? >> identity thief is back in the top spot at the box office. it earned more than $14 billion. which means it's the biggest hit so far this year. snitch came in second. escape from planet earth and safe haven. time now 6:51. they are on parole but they are not being watched. how convicted sex offenders are moving around without wearing their gps tracking devices. would you pay to use the
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car pool lane? where drivers will be able to pay a tole to beat traffic.
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welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. live look at the big board. dow jones as expected higher this morning. about 50 points. the nasdaq and s & p about up half a percent on good trading
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over night in asia and europe this morning. time now 6:54. police in fremont arrested a man and woman on suspicion of carjacking. it followed a short chase and ended at the union landing shopping center with several cars hit and one person hurt. the passenger inside one of the cars that was hit was taken to the hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. thousands of parolees including convicted sex offenders are taking off their court order bps monitors. despite that though there is little risk they will be sent back to prison because there is over crowding at the prison. the l.a. times reports a growing number of parolees are choosing to cut off their tracking devices and they are often freed within days or hours after being arrested for violating parole. state of california voted in 2006 to require high risk sex offenders be tracked. all u.s. special forces
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must be out of a key eastern province within two weeks. it comes after allegations afghans are working alongside special forces helping to torture, abuse, and murder civilians in the province. u.s. military rejected any allegations. the president met with karzai about keeping 9,000 troops in afghanistan past the 2014 withdraw date. jerry hill is introducing new legislation that calls for an audit of the state public utilities commission. it was drafted a ever the agency temporarily suspended public hearings into the deadly gas pipeline explosion. it calls for the state auditors to look into how the cpuc manages certain accounts for pg&e and other power companies. time now 6:56. the menlo park planning exhibition will consider allowing changes to the
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expansion plan for facebook's west campus opinion right now buildings have a height restriction of 35 feet. some of the neighbors say they are worried about construction phase noise and increased traffic if that rezoning is approved. many bay area car pool lanes may be open to drivers if thaw want to pay a price. by the end of 2015 solo drivers will be able to pay to use car pool lanes on interstate 80, 580, and 880. the 9:miles of express lanes will be the first phase to create a 550-mile network of car pool lanes. sal you ready to check the toll plaza? >> yes, we are, dave and pam. it is busy. it's filled in. it's about a 25 minute delay. i want to show it to you here. it's backed up to the mccarthur maze. it is moving. there are not an